Report: Smith considers firing agent

Report: Smith considers firing agent
March 17, 2012, 11:12 pm
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Free-agent quarterback Alex Smith is considering firing high-powered agent Tom Condon, who also represents Peyton Manning, Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com reported Saturday, citing a league source.Condon worked out the particulars with 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe on Smith's original six-year, 49.5 million contract in July 2005 after Smith was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.In March of 2008, Condon negotiated the deal that kept Smith with the 49ers. The renegotiated contract reduced Smith's actual money earned to 31.5 million over the first six years of the deal. Last year, Smith signed a one-year, 4 million contract and earned another 2.5 million in incentives.
Condon represents many of the top quarterbacks in the league and recent high draft picks, including Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Sam Bradford.As of Saturday evening, Condon remained as Smith's representation, Condon confirmed in an email response to CSNBayArea.com. Any player who fires an agent must wait at least five days before hiring a replacement.The 49ers are one of three reported teams from which free-agent Peyton Manning is expected to choose in the next couple days. Manning worked out for the 49ers on Tuesday, ESPN reported. Manning has also worked out for the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans.Meanwhile, the 49ers have presented Smith with a three-year, 24 million offer, SFGate.com reported. That figure is consistent with the years and total money CSNBayArea.com originally reported in December that the 49ers were believed to have earmarked for Smith's next contract.

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